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#NOSTARBUCKS

Vow never to walk into a Starbucks ever again.

Vow never to walk into a Starbucks ever again. Instead, search out the most interesting indie coffee shop around where you live and work … get to know the people who own and run the place and get your friends and co-workers to join you there. Individually this may feel like a drop in the bucket, but if all of us do it collectively, then we can begin to shift power from megacorporations to our friends and neighbors.

Tweet #NOSTARBUCKS, Facebook it, email it, whisper it to a friend or shout it from the rooftops. Spread the word and let’s start brewing the mood for a worldwide revolution.

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Ellie

If I don't walk in can I still go through the drive through?
Sometimes corporations become giants because they are doing something right... like serving a damn fine cup of coffee in a comfortable, welcoming setting. My local coffee house is run my hipster snobs. They make me feel bad about wanting to add 3 shots of caramel and put sprinkles on top. Plus, the coffee isn't as good. You know what? Starbucks makes me happy. So I shop there. I don't think they are the devil because they turn a profit... and I think they are decent corporate citizens. Room for improvement? Sure, but definitely not the worst of the worst or really anywhere near it.

Ellie

If I don't walk in can I still go through the drive through?
Sometimes corporations become giants because they are doing something right... like serving a damn fine cup of coffee in a comfortable, welcoming setting. My local coffee house is run my hipster snobs. They make me feel bad about wanting to add 3 shots of caramel and put sprinkles on top. Plus, the coffee isn't as good. You know what? Starbucks makes me happy. So I shop there. I don't think they are the devil because they turn a profit... and I think they are decent corporate citizens. Room for improvement? Sure, but definitely not the worst of the worst or really anywhere near it.

Anonymous

Nobody can *Make* you feel bad for what you want. You are already insecure about wanting this on your coffee. You already know you shouldn't get it (for whatever reason) and feel that others think the same way. It's called paranoia. We all feel it when not acting in our own best interests.

The people at your local shop are probably more annoyed that they have to serve a customer and want to get back to their convo about their favorite band. They don't care what you order.

Anonymous

Nobody can *Make* you feel bad for what you want. You are already insecure about wanting this on your coffee. You already know you shouldn't get it (for whatever reason) and feel that others think the same way. It's called paranoia. We all feel it when not acting in our own best interests.

The people at your local shop are probably more annoyed that they have to serve a customer and want to get back to their convo about their favorite band. They don't care what you order.

Anonymous

Here in Japan, Starbucks has my vote. The coffee is good enough, but they REALLY have my vote and money and business because all of their stores are 100% NON-SMOKING. This is hard to find still in Japan, even in Tokyo. Other coffee chains have followed the Starbucks model. It's great and I will support that actively in hopes the business model spreads. And, yes, Starbucks nonsmoking environment is always very, very, very crowded, so many must be happy with this policy. Smokers, meh.

Anonymous

Here in Japan, Starbucks has my vote. The coffee is good enough, but they REALLY have my vote and money and business because all of their stores are 100% NON-SMOKING. This is hard to find still in Japan, even in Tokyo. Other coffee chains have followed the Starbucks model. It's great and I will support that actively in hopes the business model spreads. And, yes, Starbucks nonsmoking environment is always very, very, very crowded, so many must be happy with this policy. Smokers, meh.

Anonymous

Hey I like the boycott man. check out my blog if you want
http://pocketmoneyculture.blogspot.com/2011/02/nostarbucks.html

Anonymous

Hey I like the boycott man. check out my blog if you want
http://pocketmoneyculture.blogspot.com/2011/02/nostarbucks.html

Anonymous

HOW IN THE HELL are we boycotting "megacorporations" by TWEETING and FACEBOOKING a boycott. Maybe if you stopped giving zuckerberg all your damn information you could be boycotting a corporation in that respect. Maybe instead of just GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE at a coffee shop you could stop getting to know everybody on facebook and twitter. Get off your cellphone and talk to the other idiot you came to Target with who won't get off her cellphone. Meet people in person get off your social networking and this other stuff may work itself out...my god...the irony...WONT SOMEONE PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE IRONY!!!! no but seriously the author of this gem is a self righteous idiot

Anonymous

HOW IN THE HELL are we boycotting "megacorporations" by TWEETING and FACEBOOKING a boycott. Maybe if you stopped giving zuckerberg all your damn information you could be boycotting a corporation in that respect. Maybe instead of just GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE at a coffee shop you could stop getting to know everybody on facebook and twitter. Get off your cellphone and talk to the other idiot you came to Target with who won't get off her cellphone. Meet people in person get off your social networking and this other stuff may work itself out...my god...the irony...WONT SOMEONE PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE IRONY!!!! no but seriously the author of this gem is a self righteous idiot

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